Chinese intellectual property infringement cases increased by 40% in 2016

On July 5, 2017, the Chinese Supreme People’s Court Information Center issued a special report on the judicial data on infringement of intellectual property rights. The number of IPR infringement cases increased by 41.34% in 2016 compared with 2015 to reach more than 70000.
The report shows that, from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016, the average period for trial and decision is 105 days for IPR infringement cases. Among them, the counterfeiting of others patents, infringement of the invention patent and infringement of computer software copyright and other nine cases of trial cycles more than the average trial cycle.

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